HVAC Educational Resources

Use our list of trusted HVAC educational resources to aid in the development of your new HVAC career at Brownson.

Troubleshooting Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems

Support & Troubleshooting for Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Systematic Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting a Water Cooled Condenser

Superheat & Sub-Cooling Made Simple

Troubleshooting the Refrigeration Cycle for Mechanical Problems

Troubleshooting HVAC Systems Using Superheat and Sub-Cooling

The Hopscotch Method of Electrical Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting the Refrigeration Cycle for Mechanical Problems

HVAC Service Tips for New Technicians

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Cooling System Service Overview

How Air Conditioners Work

Heat Pump Systems

Air Temperature Diagnostic Techniques For Air Conditioning & Heating (HIGHLY Recommended)

Air Distribution System Design (PDF)

Residential Duct Systems

Refrigerant Evacuation: Don’t Be a Clockwatcher

Charging Methods for Metering Devices

Superheat Charging Curves for Technicians

Sub-Cooling is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Grilles, Registers, Diffusers Make all the Difference

SMACNA Offers Guidance on Installation of Air Terminal Devices

Supply Registers and Return Grilles

Choosing the Right Terminal Outlet

The Heat Pump Cooling Mode – Module Links

Understanding Heat Pump Sequence of Operation

The Scroll Compressor – A History

The Heat Pump Defrost Mode – Module Links

Understanding Heat Pump Sequence of Operation

Heat Pump Defrosting Video (video)

Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems… Demand-Defrost vs Time-Temperature

Heat Pump Components

Understanding the Heat Pump Sequence of Operation

Separating Fact from Fiction

Understanding Solenoid Valves

Residential Duct Design for Contractors

Can Heat Pumps Handle More Filter Pressure Drop?

Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Systems

Geothermal Heat Pumps

How Does it Work?

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Troubleshooting Guide for Geothermal Heat Pumps

Roth Geothermal Heat Pump Troubleshooting Manual (PDF)

HVAC Tools

Malco Products

Soldering & Brazing Tools

Hand Tools

How to Use an Analog Volt Meter

Milwaukee Power Tools

Bosch Power Tools & Accessories

Fluke Multimeter

Heat Gain and Loss of a Structure

Quality Installation (QI)

Residential Heating & Cooling Load Calculation Requirements

Air Conditioning

R-Value Table

Basics of Heat Loss, Heat Gain

Texas Adopts International Residential Code

Louisiana Will Rebuild Stronger and Safer, Says Code Council

Economizer Operations

Interested in Economization?

The Economizer, In a Nutshell

R410A Refrigerant Technology

Convincing Customers to Use R – 410A Refrigerant

Refrigerant Deadline Pushes the HVACR Industry to Prepare

The Essentials of Working with R – 410A

What You Should Know about Refrigerants When Purchasing or Repairing a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump

Ozone Hole Watch

Refrigerant Characteristics

The Facts on the R-22 Phase Out

R-410A Air Conditioning Scroll Compressors (PDF)

Checking Indoor Air Flow

Troubleshooting with Superheat, Subcooling

R-22 Shortfall as Early as 2010?

Introduction to Code

HVAC Mechanical Code Overview

Treating the Common Code

The Value of Mechanical Code Knowledge

International Code Council

NFPA Codes & Standards List

Utah Votes to Adopt More ICC Codes

Communications & Work Relationships

Communication Skills

Dale Carnegie’s The Golden Book

Cooperative Communication Skills for Success at Home and at Work (PDF)

Communication Skills For Daily Use at Work (PDF)

Shared belief in the “Golden Rule” (Ethics of Reciprocity)